Globe & Mail: Still killing trees at the copier? Step up with something greener

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Toronto, ON – Minto Roy didn’t start out trying to save the world. Five years after co-founding Social Print Paper, which produces copier paper predominantly from waste wheat straw instead of traditional wood fibre, he hasn’t yet put all of the planet’s wrongs to right.

“We’re social entrepreneurs. We’d like to save the world, but we’d like to make money,” says Mr. Roy, senior partner of the company, which is based in New Westminster, B.C.

The company’s Wheat Sheet paper is made of 95 per cent alternative fibre (60 per cent wheat straw residue and 35 per cent recycled wood waste from industry such as furniture factories) and 5 per cent Forest Stewardship Council-farmed forest.

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